[Python-ideas] raw strings

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Tue Oct 2 03:11:28 CEST 2007

Steven Bethard wrote:
> I write quite a few Windows paths, and
> probably make the final-backslash mistake once a week.

If you were using os.path.join(), as you should be,
you wouldn't ever have to write a trailing backslash
in a path in the first place. Or any backslashes at
all, for that matter.

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